Firefox 3.5 with SVG Animations?

Well I just installed the newly released Firefox 3.5 on Jaunty from a PPA.

I mainly wanted to see if the speed improvements were real and if those speed improvements would affect my svg world map, with all it’s AJAX and animations.

It’s about 20% faster by eye, it manages a few more animation frames but not much more. I’m not sure if the animations are working or if fakeSmile javascript is kicking in, or even getting in the way. If anyone else has firefox 3.5 installed and would like to give it a test using the link above.

Update: Apparently Firefox 3.5 doesn’t have any animation, just faster javascript. Oh well.

At least it still works 🙂